The Assert Socio-Economic Initiative Network in the Philippines (ASCENT) condemns the violent dispersal of national minorities committed in the Philippines by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the morning of October 19, 2016. The right to self determination is guaranteed under International Covenant for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and, as such, should be … Continue reading Philippine socio-economic rights network condemns violent dispersal of national minorities
The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network in the Philippines (ASCENT Philippines) strongly supports the call of national minorities for self determination and just peace. National minorities from different groups all over the country converged in Manila on October 13, 2016 in what has been called the Lakbayan (Journey) of National Minorities for Self Determination and Just … Continue reading Support the Right to Self Determination and Other Socio-Economic Rights of National Minorities!
The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network in the Philippines (Ascent) strongly condemns the recent spate of extrajudicial killings of farmers that happened recently in the provinces of Nueva Ecija and Isabela. Five farmers have been killed so far in only six days.
The Assert Socio-Economic Initiatives Network of the Philippines (Ascent) condemns the arrest of Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) Southern Mindanao regional coordinator Amelia Pond by elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on August 16 this year in Cebu City.
As Rodrigo Duterte addresses the country for the first time after his inaugural speech, humanitarian and development workers under attack demand no less than the pullout of military operations from communities we serve.